3aspirate. Give me room, lots of aggression to be taken outwith a trocar.[
Amanda Beth Tatro
Who knew embalming lab was socathartic! I still want to stab a certain someone in the throatwith a trocar though.[
] Hmm..perhaps I will spend the
evening updating my “Death List #5” and making friends with
the crematory guy. I do know the code . . . .
Amanda Beth Tatro
Realized with great sadness thatmy best friend, Bernie, will no longer be with me as of Fridaynext week. I wish to accompany him to the retort. Now wherewill I go or who will I hang with when I need to gather mysanity? Bye, bye Bernie. Lock of hair in my pocket.
Tatro‟s Facebook settings allowed her “friends” and “friends of friends” to view these
postings; Tatro acknowledges that this group includes hundreds of people.On December 11, 2009, a mortuary-science student who also worked for theanatomy-bequest program reported concerns about
Facebook posts. OnDecember 14, Michael Lubrant, director of the mortuary-science program, met withdepartment faculty about the posts and notified the university police. Lubrant alsoinformed Tatro that she was not to return to class until further notice. Tatro contacted themedia in response. The police ultimately concluded that no crime had been committed,and Tatro was told she could return to class a few days later.
On December 29, the university‟s offi
ce for student conduct and academicintegrity submitted a formal complaint against Tatro, alleging violations of the
-conduct code. The complaint alleged Tatro engaged in threatening,
A trocar is an instrument used during embalming that has a long hollow needle with asharp end, used to aspirate fluids and gases out of the body.
Tatro testified at the Campus Committee on Student Behavior hearing that she wasreferring to a man who had just broken up with her. She indicated that they talked on
Facebook and she “knew he was going to see it”
and would know “it was about him.”